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Q. alalmë n. “inflorescence” (Category: Bloom)

⚠️Q. alalmë, n. “inflorescence” (Category: Bloom)
Q. lós “inflorescence, mass of flowers”

A word appearing as {alalbe >>} alalme “inflorescence” in notes from around 1959, derived from √GAL² (PE17/153). Compare this to [ᴹQ./ᴱQ.] alalme “elm” from The Etymologies of the 1930s and the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s (Ety/ÁLAM; QL/29); in the 1959 notes Tolkien decided “elm” was albe.

Neo-Quenya: In these 1959 notes, the root √GAL² had a connection to flowers seen nowhere else; see alma “flower” for discussion. As such, I think this “inflorescence” word was a transient idea, and I would use other words like lós and olos “inflorescence” for purposes of Neo-Quenya.

References ✧ PE17/153






Phonetic Developments

GAL > alalme [galalme] > [ɣalalme] > [alalme] ✧ PE17/153
GAL-AB > alalbe [galalbe] > [ɣalalbe] > [ɣalalβe] > [alalβe] ? [alalbe] ✧ PE17/153